Rich Mullins: Jacob and 2 Women

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Jacob, he loved Rachel and Rachel, she loved him
And Leah was just there for dramatic effect
Well, it's right there in the Bible, so it must not be a sin
But it sure does seem like an awful dirty trick

And her sky is just a petal pressed in the book of a memory
Of the time he thought he loved her and they kissed
And her friends say, "Ah, he's a devil"
But she says, "No, he is a dream"
This is the world as best as I can remember it

Now Jacob got two women and a whole house full of kids
And he schemed his way back to the promised land
He finds it's one thing to win 'em
And it's another to keep 'em content
When he knows that he is only just one man

And his sky's an empty bottle and when he's drunk the ocean dry
Well, he sails off three sheets to some reckless wind
And his friends say, "Ain't it awful?"
And he says, "No, I think it's fine"
This is the world as best as I can remember it

Now Rachel's weeping for the children
That she thought she could not bear
And she bears a sorrow that she cannot hide

And she wishes she was with them
But she looks and they're not there
Seems that love comes for just a moment
And then it passes on by

And her sky is just a bandit
Swingin' at the end of a hangman's noose
'Cause he stole the moon and must be made to pay for it

And her friends say, "My, that's tragic"
And she says, "Especially for the moon"
And this is the world as best as I can remember it
And this is the world as best as I can remember it